Interest in nonchemical pest control has increased over the past several years. To some people, this means the same as “organic farming,” which implies nature’s way. But in this publication, we talk about controlling pests without chemicals, or at least fewer chemicals. This approach does have some limitations. Here are some of them:
Seed potato certification is the process of assuring the quality of seed potatoes being marketed, usually done nationally according to regulated standards. Planting healthy seed potatoes is a key factor in maximizing the production of usable potatoes for consumption or processing. The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has drawn up an international-reference quality Standard for Seed Potatoes to help producers do exactly this.
- Apple Scab
- Fire Blight
- Cedar Apple Rust
- The Summer Rots
- Sooty Blotch and Fly Speck
- Key Low-Spray and Organic Solutions
There are several key diseases that affect cherry production. Use this handy guide to help identify some diseases and to learn more about causes and solutions.
- Bacterial Canker
- Black Knot
- Phytophthora Root Rot
- Brown Rot
- Powdery Mildew
Why does a pesticide work well one time and not so well the next when everything seems the same? Variable weather could play a role. Or the pest could be less susceptible to the active ingredient. At other times, an inconsistent pesticide performance seems inexplicable.